2019 Highlights

Dundon-Berchtold Hall

Dundon-Berchtold Hall on the University of Portland campus

University of Portland opened the transformational new academic center, Dundon-Berchtold HallThe building is the culmination of a multi-year philanthropic commitment by Amy Dundon-Berchtold, a member of the UP Board of Regents, and her husband Jim Berchtold '63.

Key elements of Dundon-Berchtold Hall include:

  • 65,616 square feet covering three stories
  • 17 classrooms of varying sizes
  • 35 faculty offices
  • 12 formal and informal gathering areas, including four conference rooms
  • Classroom instructional technology that includes touchscreens, true color laser projection, and digital white boarding
  • Interactive video and wayfinding guides

Awards & Rankings

Aerial view of University of Portland campus

University of Portland:

Pamplin School of Business:

  • Pamplin School of Business was named a Best Business School by The Princeton Review.
  • Pamplin School of Business received top rankings from U.S. News & World ReportCEO Magazine, and Study.com.

Shiley School of Engineering:

  • Shiley School of Engineering was ranked 26th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Nursing Simulated Health Center

students and professor in Simulated Health Center
The School of Nursing opened a newly remodeled and updated Simulated Health CenterThis state-of-the-art model health center features 17 acute-care beds, 6 high-fidelity simulation suites, 6 debriefing rooms, and 2 control centers, as well as a simulated home health apartment, a telehealth suite, a behavioral health suite, and primary care clinic offices. Along with the new health center, the School of Nursing has been celebrating its 85th anniversary with a speaker series. 

Faculty Awards

Provost Tom Greene standing in front of bookcase

Fulbright Awards & Grants

University of Portland students sitting outside at table
  • UP was ranked 4th in the nation as top school for student Fulbright awards among master’s level institutions.
  • Psychological sciences professor Andrew Guest was awarded a Fulbright Grant to research and teach in Tanzania.


University of Portland students in biology lab

First Generation College Students

University of Portland students sitting under St Johns Bridge

Portland Pilots Athletics

Men's cross country team standing outside with medals
  • Men’s cross country won the NCAA West Regional Championship for the third straight year, with senior Emmanuel Roudolff-Levisse claiming second place overall. Six Pilots collected All-West Region honors by placing in the top 25 individually. The Pilots made their 20th appearance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships and placed in the Top 10 for the tenth time. Senior Caleb Webb earned the program’s 22nd All-America award.
  • Women’s basketball began a new era under first-year head coach Michael Meek and the Pilots opened the year with four straight wins, marking only the third time in program history and the first time since 2010-11 that the team opened 4-0.


  • Senior Taryn Rawlings picked up her third All-American honor after placing fourth in the mile at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Rawlings also qualified for the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships where she placed ninth in the 1500m
  • Senior Lauren LaRocco earned her seventh All-American honor by placing 13th in the 5000m at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.